Sporcle

Sporcle

Sporcle is trivia quiz website at https://www.sporcle.com. It is a leading provider of trivia entertainment on the web, mobile and live shows. Users can take trivia quizzes to test their knowledge or create quizzes for others to play. The quizzes fall into 15 categories: Entertainment, Gaming, Geography, History, Holiday, Just for Fun, Language, Literature, Miscellaneous, Movies, Music, Religion, Science, Sports, and Television. Each category is further divided into sub-categories as well. Sporcle doesn't require registration to play but only registered users can create quizzes, track their results, and use social features.

The site was launched in 2007 by Matt Ramme because of Matt's desire to learn trivia but there was no existing website at the time suitable for his needs. According to Sporcle, their mission statement is "We actively and methodically search out new and innovative ways to prevent our users from getting any work done whatsoever" and their slogan is: "mentally stimulating diversions".

As of 2016, Sporcle.com has almost one million user-generated quizzes on every topic imaginable that have been played over two billion times. The most popular quiz on Sporcle was "US States" which had been played over 16 million times.

1. Create an account

  1. Go to http://www.sporcle.com.
  2. Click Join for Free at the top of the page, next to Random Quiz.
  3. You can use your Facebook or Google account to sign in Sporcle, click Connect with Facebook or Connect with Google. You will need to authorize Sporcle.com to use your information, ignore the rest of the instructions.
  4. Provide your email address and create a password.
  5. Choose your username for Sporcle.
  6. Answer the Human Check question.
  7. Click Join for Free.
  8. For the last step, you need to verify your email address. Please go to your email inbox to find the verification email sent by Sporcle.com. Click Verify Email Address.

2. Sign in

  1. Go to http://www.sporcle.com.
  2. Click Log In at the top of the page, next to Join for Free.
  3. Enter your email or username, then type in your password.
  4. Click Log in.

3. Feature

A. Quizzes

Sporcle provides fun and addictive quizzes. There are many types of quiz, but the common goal is complete the game within a time limit. In most quizzes, wrong anwsers are ignored for scoring purposes, but they have introduced 2 other alternative formats where a wrong answer to a specific question can prevent a second try, or any wrong answer can end the quiz. Tens of thousands of quizzes are being played everyday and new ones are being created every minutes, you will never run out of fun trivia to distract you from being productive.

Registered users can also create quizzes with detailed instructions and guidelines provided by the site. Ordinary users are allowed to create 50 public quizzes every month and no more than 3 every hour. There is a chance that user-generated quizzes will be featured on the front page if they meet the site's criteria: original, include a valid source, well-received and topical.

 

B. Groups

Sporcle users can join in Groups to have discussions and interact with other members of the community about every topics imaginable, just like their quizzes. These groups can be public or private. A private group is not visible to anyone who is not in the group, and new members must be approved by the group's owner.

C. Sporcle Live

Not only do Sporcle bring people together online with their quizzes, they also connect people offline with Sporcle Live. Sporcle Live is a pub trivia experience. Pub trivia is a quiz night or a live, hosted trivia experience at a bar, brewery, restaurant, corporate event, fund raiser, etc, where people compete in teams or with each other in rounds of trivia questions. Sporcle partners with the hosts of the show and the owners of the places to give out prizes for the winners. If you are a pub or bar owner, you could also apply to host a fun, engaging and profitable trivia night.

This feature is only available in pubs and bars in the US.

D. Orange

Orange is Sporcle's premium membership. For $4 USD a month, a Sporcle Orange member will get ad-free browsing and more profile stats. Sporcle also promises to give additional features and member benefits for Sporcle Orange in the future.

E. Mobile app

Not only providing quizzes on the website, Sporcle also wants to distract you wherever you go with Sporcle mobile app for Android and iOS devices. Download the app to bring the quizzes with you and be mentally distracted forever.

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